Metro Volunteer Lawyers is participating in Colorado Gives Day, which aims to support nonprofits that protect and nurture quality of life in Colorado. For 24 hours, starting at midnight on TUESDAY, Dec. 10, donations will be taken online to local nonprofits including MVL. One hundred percent of your donation will go to MVL, supporting its mission to provide free and low-cost legal services to people in need.
Every litigator will conduct a deposition at some point in his or her career. Depositions are a chance for the litigator to obtain favorable (or unfavorable) evidence to use as part of the overall trial strategy. To quote Paul Gordon, however, “Depositions are one of the several points of friction between the science of practicing law and the art of practicing law. Understanding depositions is an essential tool for every litigator.”
In an 11/7/13 published opinion, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled on substantial questions relating to the Uniform Power of Attorney Act (UPOA) as it relates to an agent’s duties, and the types of activities authorized under a power of attorney (POA). In People v. Stell, 2013CA0492, the court of appeals reversed and remanded with directions a case involving a criminal indictment of an agent who under a POA who liquidated the principal’s assets. This decision has wide and beneficial implications for principals who have executed POAs and whose agent are acting in their own self-interests, are converting their principal’s assets for the agent’s use, or who are otherwise stealing from them.
People in the investment world talk about having “skin in the game.” That means, “You want our money? Then put yours in first. We’re not taking a risk you won’t.”
On Thursday, December 5, 2013, the Colorado Court of Appeals issued 12 published opinions and 26 unpublished opinions.